Finally John Howard has got what he deserved. This time, there was no way his government could avoid a crushing election defeat.
On Sunday, 3 February, a conference of three socialist groups, the International Socialist Organisation - publishers of Socialist Worker - Socialist Action Group and Solidarity voted to merge their organisations into a united group to be called Solidarity. As a result, for now, Socialist Worker is in hiatus. But we do intend to be back soon, albeit in a new form. In the meantime, we reprint a statement issued by the new organisation - Solidarity - that we are a part of.
BHP Billiton’s recent $140 billion takeover bid for rival resource giant Rio Tinto has revealed the still immature nature and direction of the rapidly growing Chinese economy.
On Sunday 9th December in Hurlstone Park, in Sydney’s inner-west, 500 supporters of Earlwood’s Sheikh Mansour Leghaei came together and enjoyed a warm atmosphere and sunny barbeque. These supporters included local Christians, peace activists, and persons from across the community who wanted to show their support for the Sheikh, in addition to the many members of the Sheikh’s own congregation.
The lying rodent is gone and the Liberals are in total disarray. For all the talk of economic management, Howard's claims about interest rates were exposed as a fraud, and WorkChoices has exposed him as arrogant, out of touch and power-hungry.
The conviction of Richard Pratt, Australia’s third richest man, for running a cartel tells us who is really responsible for inflating prices, writes Tom Orsag.
Giles Ungpakorn, from Workers' Democracy in Thailand, writes that while the mainstream media concentrate on the pronouncements of foreign governments and the role of the U.N. in stopping the bloodshed perpetrated by the Burmese junta, the real struggle is on the streets and in the cities around Burma.
BURMA IS rising up again. Monks, students and workers are showing extreme courage in challenging the police and army. Mobile/internet technology sends images of their bravery around the world almost as it happens.